( Irna ) - A move by the US, Britain and France on release of 10 pages of additional questions over Iran's peaceful nuclear program was aimed to counter the constructive cooperation between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog, a diplomat said here Thursday.
Speaking to IRNA on condition of anonymity, the diplomat added that the hasty move indicated that the report by Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei, scheduled to be released Thursday, surprised the three countries.
The unprecedented measure was adopted by London, Washington and Paris because this time ElBaradei strived to present a realistic, rational, legal and non-political report to the IAEA Board of Governors about Iran, he said.
He predicted that the three sides would resist demands of the international community and a legal international body.
France has called on the IAEA to fully present all questions about Iran's nuclear activities and the country's responses to the US, France and Britain, the diplomat said, adding all the information between countries and the IAEA is confidential.
He stated that France has made an illegal call which has surprised all observers in Vienna.